If you like GIPHY or use Electric Object app, you are availing of solutions which were developed under the watchful eye of a dynamic software house from Wrocław. Droids On Roids come into action when someone has a brilliant idea but does not have a means of developing it. This time though it was the team of programmers who needed a solutions provider! Task? New office! In a historic town house in the centre of Wrocław, mode:lina™ studio designers worked on an office space of over 650 square meters.
Project: Droids On Roids
Design : mode:lina™
Project Team: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak
Kinga Kin, Małgorzata Szymańska, Anna Kazecka
Completion: August 2017
Location: ul. Ruska 51B
50-079 Wrocław, Poland
Area: 650 m2
Photos: Patryk Lewiński
Navigate your office like a home screen
Mobile applications developed for clients all across the world are Droids On Roids flagship product. Keeping in mind their development process, mode:lina™ designers decided to transfer the mobile sphere of programmers’ work onto the walls of their new office. The black stripe running across all spaces just below the ceiling is nothing else but a status bar, just like the one in majority of popular smartphones. The icons placed on the stripe and on doors are a visual code, which allows to identify the function of each space. Navigating this office is therefore like navigating a home screen, and is enjoyable both for the employees and the guests.
Lightning and zig-zags as a main theme
Combining mobile applications environment with Droids On Roids visual identity system was the main theme of our project. Apart from elements typical for mobile applications, the interior was given yellow features, which together with lamps in a shape of a zig-zag located all across the office, correspond with a lightning in Droids On Roids’ logo.
A lightning has been placed in nearly every space and it took on various roles – a decorative element on the door, detail work on the desks or phone booths’ door handles.
Kitchen & Chill
Lively playroom and kitchen
Droids On Roids team spend a lot of time together, not necessarily only while working. In 2016 the team went on a month-long workcation to Bali. It turned out that the programmers had a number of very important rituals around celebrating the delivery of their projects or around watching films together. Therefore they needed a space which could serve both purposes – daily work and after hours events. Hence the two functions of the kitchen and the playroom were brought together in a multifunctional large space, which is always lively. The designers yet again brought in diagonal lines which feature in a lightning to achieve a dynamic division between kitchen and play areas.
Privacy and Comfort of Meetings
By completing the corridors with islands with armchairs and special soundproof booths, the office gained a large private space. There is also a nap room – a separate area with a big yellow hammock and comfortable beds. The final result is that, despite insignificant interference in the existing layout of the space, we managed to produce a friendly office for Droids On Roids team, while meeting their diverse needs and work style!
Wojciech Szwajkiewicz, CEO, co-founder, Droids On Roids:
“In Droids on Roids everyone is different and has various needs, and our office meets those individual needs. We can have a chat over lunch, relax on the couch, enjoy peace and quiet while working, and after work play board games or organise a meeting to talk about travels.
I always wanted our office to be lively, full of creative ideas and welcoming to our guests, who wish to work with us on amazing projects. Thanks to mode:lina™ we managed to create such a place”.
Droids On Roids
Droids On Roids is a team of more than 50 talented professionals from Poland creating top-notch mobile apps & designs for iOS & Android platforms. We have already completed over 60 projects with the partners from around the world, among our clients are GIPHY & Electric Objects. Our Open Source library is used by Facebook, WhatsApp and Bitrise! More information & contact: www.droidsonroids.com